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Joann's Fine Foods, Austin, TX

Joann's Fine Foods

4.8
4.8
282 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Joann’s Fine Foods is a South Congress neighborhood spot, a new take on the American diner, and a vacation for locals and tourists alike. Open early and late at the Austin Motel, Joann’s is a welcome respite for early birds and night owls, outlaws and in-laws, all ways always.

The menu is a tribute to diner culture featuring Tex-Mex favorites and California inspired healthy options. Classic breakfasts, milkshakes, enchiladas, fish tacos on house-made tortillas, colorful salads, daily juices, a pecan-burning grill, and an impressive mezcal collection all find a home here. There’s something for everyone – when in doubt, just say “meet me at Joann’s.”

All Ways Welcome. So Close Yet So Far Out.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 358-6054

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable interior design and vibe, coherent with the image branding through service. Tiny room for improvement on the tortillas. They are made at home, taste great but needed to be a cooked a tiny bit longer to get that slight crisp on the edge. Great experience all round.
  2. TM

    TheMoldyVinegar

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joann's always delivers! The frozen retro margs are one of the best tasing I've had in town. It's so much more complex than just being a lime slurpee like so many other margs in town. The green pea guac is also a staple on my table. It's fresh, delicious, and light - the perfect portion size to wet your appetite and enjoy with your first cocktail. Every entree I've tried has been delicious and satisfying. You never leave Joann's disappointed, I visit often.
  3. N

    Nancy

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, this is generally where we love to go, but the other evening, despite not being crowded, our service was poor.
  4. JS

    JamieS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUPER yummy. Felt a expensive for the simplicity of breakfast food, but the vibes were fabulous and the people were great.
  5. K

    Kenn

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and amazingly prepared Tex-Mex that doesn’t make you feel weighed down. And the drinks are top notch!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Devine experience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Family was coming into town for a wedding. Hostess and waitress were super accommodating of our large party for lunch. Even brought a complementary sticky bun and chocolate. Love Joann’s!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was expensive for being a diner, but the portions were better than expected. Drinks were expensive as well, but strong. Spent about $30/person— expensive meal but not disappointing.
  9. KW

    KathyW

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Good service and food, but this place is really loud. Makes it almost impossible to carry on a conversation. I’ll try it again for breakfast or lunch, but not for dinner out with the ladies.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food cool setting. Service was good.
  11. GA

    GeauxAnniversaryLover

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    my husband had a pacifico and a patty melt with cotija fries. I had the chicken tinga tacos with a margarita. The food and drinks were great. Service was quick and pleasant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a wonderful time I love Joann’s! Patty melt never disappoints
  13. T

    Tobeywon

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf Awesome food Great flavor Really good service We had Jack. He was wonderful We will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was in point and better than most any other version of the same dish anywhere else
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dad and daughter meal. Food came out super fast! Shrimp was amazing thank you so much for having us!
  16. E

    Eliza

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  17. SA

    SAfoodie3124

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Joann's is one of our favorites on SoCo. The white bean hummus is outstanding!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was bad and the service was worse. The good reviews are bizarre, definitely avoid.
  19. E

    Evebabes

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was excellent and the food was real deal fantastic. Drinks were yummy and staff was friendly. We went back the next morning for more deliciousness.
  20. M

    Mike

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant patio dining experience. Happy staff and good service.
  21. JD

    JackieD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous & service was amazing. Staff is particularly personable and fun. Love the misters on the patio.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and service were outstanding!
  23. CK

    CapK

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service from this Austin landmarks
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner spot after enjoying the pool at Austin Motel all afternoon!
  25. M

    Mich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bob's Bingo was so fun!! The Yaas Nachos and Bob's Balls were great. Don't sleep on the fish bowl
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The patio is awesome. The tequila boards looked epic, and my fish tacos were excellent.
  27. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious! I order the rainbow salad with grilled snapper and it was flavorful and very filling! Will go back again!
  28. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot to hang out with an authentic diner feel. The food is fresh and tasty.
  29. AS

    ArielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joann's serves diner style food with a Tex-Mex twist in a 50s time capsule. Go for the lovingly preserved wood paneling on the bar and retro-futurist vibes, stay for the huevos rancheros and fresh pressed juices.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The retro margarita and green chili chicken enchiladas were sooo good!
  31. AT

    ATXdiner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our food and service, mister on patio much appreciated on a hot Texas day ❤️
  32. m

    michele

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!!
  33. T

    Texas1

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, lots of fun energy! Food and drinks were great.
  34. PM

    PhilM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for breakfast lunch or dinner. Great food and True Austin ambience
  35. LZ

    LizzieZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We love Joann's! It is the perfect spot - great food!
  36. M

    Mikey

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and fun place to eat. Chicken Fried Steak best in town. Also - try the hash brown nachos. Frozen margaritas one of the best in Austin (and strong).
  37. TM

    TonyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great spot to have brunch. Excellent Food. The only bummer is that you have to plan in advance to eat here because it's so popular and it's hard to get in without a reservation.
  38. J

    Jall

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food here is incredible and unique. It’s a pretty awesome food experience. I will say while the service staff is very nice, service lacks a level of expertise to match the food.
  39. LV

    LalaV

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What’s not to love? The ambiance, the retro vibe, the fantastic service, the delicious food? It hits every high point across the board! Delicious guacamole, mouthwatering enchiladas, fluffy tortillas breakfast tacos, sweet rolls! My only disappointment isn’t I didn’t buy a shirt! Do yourself and your belly a favor and eat here!
  40. R

    Rara

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great salad and margaritas

FAQs

Joann's Fine Foods is rated 4.8 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Joann's Fine Foods

1224 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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